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Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Jan. 17

January 17, 2008

 Watch the Jan. 17 edition of the Ryder Report.

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast... Read More


Woman Dies after Falling Under Police Horse

January 07, 2008

Autopsy results are expected for a woman whose family says she was trampled by a police horse while trying to pet it.

The accident occurred outside a shopping mall in suburban Henrietta, N.Y., when Susan Banker, 51, of Lima approached a... Read More


Warrant Issued for Owner of Horses Killed in Trailer Accident

January 04, 2008

Prosecutors in Lake County, Ill., have issued an arrest warrant for the owner of 18 Belgian draft horses killed in a crash Oct. 27 while the animals were being transported in a double-decker trailer. (For more information see Read More


Horse Health News Video: Ryder Report for Jan. 3

January 03, 2008

Watch the Jan. 3 edition of the Ryder Report.

The report includes coverage of horse rescues caught in a pinch, as the... Read More


International Equine Disease Report Third Quarter 2007

December 27, 2007

Cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV) respiratory disease were widely reported among a variety of breeds in France. In the United Kingdom, respiratory disease attributable to EHV-1 was diagnosed among a group of donkeys and to EHV-4 among a group of foal... Read More


Happy Holidays from The Horse Herd

December 25, 2007

Happy holidays from the staff of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. We look forward to another year of bringing you the latest news on equine health care, management, welfare, new advances in veterinary medicine, and research.... Read More


American Quarter Horses Rewarded for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Performance

December 21, 2007

The dust has settled at Las Vegas' Thomas & Mack Center from the 49th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), and the fans' votes are counted for the Fort Dodge Champion American Quarter Horses of the WNFR.

American Quarter Horses carry the... Read More


Equine Anatomy Chart

December 14, 2007

The first of this series covers basic equine anatomy. It offers a unique perspective which will immediately enhance the viewer's working knowledge of the horse. Packed with details and information, this chart is 11" x 14" and is laminated for rugged ... Read More


Give the Gift of Veterinary Care for Working Animals this Holiday Season

December 12, 2007

Bring the spirit of the holiday season to those who cannot help themselves with a gift of veterinary care for animals in need. The American Fondouk, a charitable, U.S.-run animal... Read More


Nebraska Humane Society Calling for Ban on Horse Tripping

December 03, 2007

The Nebraska Humane Society has called for a ban on Mexican rodeo events, saying the sports can cause traumatic injury to the animals.

Armando Pliego, treasurer of the Omaha-based rodeo club Charros Las Amistad, said the rodeo--called a... Read More


Va. Tech Equine Medical Center to Host Horse Health Half-Day

December 02, 2007

Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center will host an educational event for Virginia Pony Club members on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. The meeting, "Horse Health Half-Day," will take place in the center's library from 9:30 a.m. to 1... Read More


Police Investigating After Horse Shot, Found Dead by Owner

November 24, 2007

Kent County, Michigan, sheriff's deputies are investigating the shooting of a horse found dead by its owner Thanksgiving morning.

The Muskegon Chronicle says Debra Robach was startled when she discovered the horse laying... Read More


Australian Horse Journal Wins BlogWorld Award

November 12, 2007

Bazzy Boy, an Australian Thoroughbred, hasn't won any big races, but he is attracting plenty of attention via his Web site. His online journal won top prize in the pet category at th... Read More


Greece's Donkeys and Mules Disappearing

November 08, 2007

It is one of the most recognized images of Greece: a donkey carrying an elderly villager along narrow, winding streets or dusty country lanes. But it could soon be consigned to history books and postcards, a snapshot of a bygone era.... Read More


W. F. Young, Inc. Acquires Equine America

November 02, 2007

W. F. Young, Inc., marketers of the Absorbine line of equine health care products, has announced the acquisition of Equine America, a manufacturer of numerous horse care products, including B-L Solution, Shoer's Friend, Gluco-Flex, and Fungasol... Read More


New Jersey Governor Pledges to Support Racing Industry

October 15, 2007

Two weeks before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park, New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine said he would support financial assistance for the state's horse racing and breeding industries.

Corzine publicly discussed the situation... Read More


Racing Industry Fashion Show to Benefit Children's Hospital

October 15, 2007

The Kentucky Children's Hospital has been named a beneficiary of the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Ladies Guild's second annual Nags, Bags and Rags Dinner Gala and Auction, which will be held the evening of Friday, Oct. 19, at the Hyatt in... Read More



October 12, 2007

Gourmeds compounding service for veterinarians and the people who struggle with giving medications to their animals. This new service provides the compounded preparations that veterinarians prescribe most frequently in chewable, naturally flavored... Read More


Equine Disease Quarterly Celebrates 15 Years

October 10, 2007

15 years, one-and-a-half decades...however you want to think of it, this is the 15th anniversary of the inaugural edition of the Lloyd's Equine Disease Quarterly!

Lloyd's Underwriters and Brokers and their Kentucky agents have been... Read More


KEEP Plans Kentucky Stallion Season Auction to Raise Funds

October 09, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Education Project will hold a stallion season auction Dec. 7 to raise funds to support promotion of the horse industry as well as legislative endeavors.

KEEP will offer breeding rights from many of Kentucky's premiere... Read More


Missouri Large Animal Vet Shortage Prompts Student Loan Program

October 05, 2007

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt's proposed budget for next year will include $500,000 to entice more veterinary students to work with farm animals.

A law enacted earlier this year authorized loans of up to $80,000 each for six veterinary students... Read More


Rebuilt Jimmy Hoffa Barn Joins Farm Tour

September 28, 2007

A tour will give enthusiasts a chance to see the horse barn the government bought to replace the one it demolished last year in a fruitless search for the body of missing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.

Even though Hoffa's remains weren't... Read More


Interstate 44 Trailer Accident: One Year Later

September 26, 2007

One year after a trailer hauling 42 horses to slaughter overturned on Interstate 44 in Franklin County, Mo., many of the horses have recovered and are available for adoption... Read More


Kentucky Breeder Incentives Could Increase 20%

September 12, 2007

The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Program, which began offering financial awards for various breeds of horses in 2006, is poised to increase by 20%--to about $18 million or $19 million--next year.

The program for Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds,... Read More


Countries Agree on Plan to Save Rare Livestock Breeds

September 09, 2007

One hundred and eight countries have agreed on an action plan to save endangered livestock breeds, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday.

The move follows warnings from scientists earlier this week that rare breeds are... Read More